Back to Biblical Morals


How many times have you heard “We need to get back to the Bible ” I certainly hope not, for what does the Bible really teach as far as morals and behavior are concerned. Let us take a look at some of the “Biblical Morals and teachings” Do we really want our children to practice these morals?

Pimping your wife and half sister.
Gen 20:1 And Abraham went on his way from there to the land of the South, and was living between Kadesh and Shur, in Gerar.
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah, his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech, king of Gerar, sent and took Sarah.
Gen 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream in the night, and said to him, Truly you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man’s wife.

The practice of incest.
Gen 20:10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, Why did you do this thing?
Gen 20:11 And Abraham said, Because it seemed to me that there was no fear of God in this place, and that they might put me to death because of my wife.
Gen 20:12 And, in fact, she is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

Early on in the Bible we see that Incest and pimping your wife is condoned and practiced.

What if a man seduces a virgin?
Exo 22:16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, he must pay the bride price for her and marry her.
Exo 22:17 But if her father refuses to let him marry her, he must pay the father a sum of money equal to the bride price for a virgin.

What about bestiality?
Exo 22:19 “Put to death any man who has sexual relations with an animal.

What about practicing magic?
Exo 22:18 “Put to death any woman who practices magic.

What about offering sacrifices?
Exo 22:20 “Condemn to death anyone who offers sacrifices to any god except to me, the LORD.

What about death sentences under the Bible?
Exo 21:12 “Whoever hits someone and kills him is to be put to death.
Exo 21:15 “Whoever hits his father or his mother is to be put to death.ut to death.
Exo 21:16 “Whoever kidnaps someone, either to sell him or to keep him as a slave, is to be put to death.
Exo 21:17 “Whoever curses his father or his mother is to be put to death.
Exo 31:14 You must keep the day of rest, because it is sacred. Whoever does not keep it, but works on that day, is to be put to death.
Lev 19:20 “If a slave woman is the recognized concubine of a man and she has not been paid for and freed, then if another man has sexual relations with her, they will be punished, but not put to death, since she is a slave.
Lev 20:10 If a man commits adultery with the wife of an Israelite, both he and the woman shall be put to death.
Lev 20:11 A man who has intercourse with one of his father’s wives disgraces his father, and both he and the woman shall be put to death. They are responsible for their own death.
Lev 20:12 If a man has intercourse with his daughter-in-law, they shall both be put to death. They have committed incest and are responsible for their own death.
Lev 20:13 If a man has sexual relations with another man, they have done a disgusting thing, and both shall be put to death. They are responsible for their own death.
Lev 20:15 If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he and the animal shall be put to death.
Lev 20:16 If a woman tries to have sexual relations with an animal, she and the animal shall be put to death. They are responsible for their own death.
Lev 24:21 Whoever kills an animal shall replace it, but whoever kills a human being shall be put to death.
Num 15:30 But any who sin deliberately, whether they are natives or foreigners, are guilty of treating the LORD with contempt, and they shall be put to death .

There are many more ridiculous such moral standards in the Bible suitable for a generation of
2000 years ago or more. Do we want to regress to that time in history? Is this what you want your children to be taught and practice during their lifetime? Those that want to return to the Bible obviously have not read the entire Bible and its teachings during their lifetime. Next time you hear someone say “We need to get back to the Bible.” Remind them of the bronze age morals and punishments contained within its pages.

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2 Responses

  1. America *already* has the death penalty for lots of things, including in some cases for kidnappers.

    • I do not deny the fact that America has a death penalty. I do think that the penalty of death imposed tor the infractions above are totally ridiculous. Good ole father Abraham promotes some good morals to be followed no? If a person is going to believe in the Bible or any other Holy Book they should believe and follow ALL or it or NONE of it. It is after all not a salad bar.

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